The Vaulter
Succession Season 2

94%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

Along with the disastrous downfall of a new media company, Jeremy Strong's performance as the downtrodden Kendall Roy takes "Vaulter" to the next level.

Episode Info

Roman and Kendall do a "routine health check" of a new media brand to help Vaulter to determine the future of the company. Tom tasks Greg with sniffing out waste at ATN, as Greg wonders if the divisive media outlet is the right fit for him. Connor and Willa host a soiree to mark their return to New York. Shiv brings Tom in the loop about her future at Waystar and with Gil's campaign.

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Critic Reviews for The Vaulter

This episode was delightfully brutal on the media business front.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Yes, Kendall killed a guy. Yet the most broken of the Roy children manages to pull at the viewers' heartstrings and make them feel something for his soullessness.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

With every new action he takes, [Jeremy] Strong somehow finds new ways to play a man who is completely and utterly devoid of whatever made him the person he was.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Vaulter proves what doing Logan's bidding can accomplish even when you're considered next to nothing in the scheme of things. Kendall's seated at the right hand again, and all it took was tossing away his soul and getting spit in the face.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 5.0/5.0 | Full Review…

[Vaulter's shuttering is a] devastating moment that gets at the precarity of modern media companies being owned by massive corporations with little interest in anything beyond bottom lines;

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Placed on top of a continuing descent for Kendall, it's a strong episode that has everyone playing to their strengths, but finding that that may not be enough in the great competition.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Honestly, too much happens in this week's episode after a slowish premiere which is why I could barely contain myself at my desk the first two times I watched it.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Succession is so good at making us feel for these characters while reminding us that they are, in fact, making decisions that affect the lives of countless others

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

If it wasn't clear that Kendall was broken, it certainly is now. It's truly awful watching him go through the motions of being alive.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

My god, does the Roy family know how to bring a grenade to a knitting circle. I am just flabbergasted.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…